It is ok to look for help in music business, and there are actually quite a lot of people out there who are more than happy to help you out. But here’s the thing, you need to do your homework first. If you approach any expert with the line “how can I get a manager who can take my music to the next level”, it just shows you do not understand the business, or haven’t bothered to learn about it enough.
The fact is, for someone to seriously help you, they are investing in you. For anybody to invest in you, they need to see you are worth investing. This might come as a shock to you, but music alone is not enough to make you worth investing. The secret word here is “value”. You need to have value. What is value? If you have loyal fan base, it might have value. If you have strong mailing list, it might have value. If you can provide something, like engaging blog posts, videos, or if you are good at telling your story, you can definitely offer value.
All of these are skills that you can learn to master. And once you have these skills, it becomes much easier to build fan base. Once you have a fan base, you become worth investing 😉
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE